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You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Adding Your Experience This section allows you to showcase your employment, volunteer and school experiences that relate to your desired objective. Potential titles for this section: Do not mention names of previous supervisors or advisors on your resume that goes on the Reference Page.

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Accept that failure to adhere to any point in this agreement may result in the removal of my interview privileges in the Center for Career Opportunities. Assist you with your career decision-making and job search activities.

Provide access to a range of career opportunities and types of employers. Provide access and reasonable accommodations to prospective employers without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

Exercise sound judgment and fairness in maintaining your confidentiality. Respond to employer EEO non-compliance concerns and unethical behavior. Follow-up with those posting suspicious vacancies, when possible, and consult with students and alumni affected by this dubious behavior. If you must miss an interview, you are required to cancel it in advance.

When you fail to cancel your interviews in a timely fashion or do not appear for your interviews, your actions reflect poorly on you as an individual and on the University as a whole. Not only do you inconvenience the employer, but you may also deprive another student of a valuable interview opportunity.

These situations, if unchecked may also have more serious implications on the University's relationships with employers overall.

Therefore, the Center for Career Opportunities treats these incidents very seriously and advises you to take special note of the following Cancellation and Missed Interview Policy. Employers typically are not in the office on weekends. Monday appointments should be cancelled no later than Friday morning. Make a Strong Bullet Point. First Draft, First Steps. Here's a nice list of example experiences to help you brainstorm: Organizations to which you've belonged Leadership positions Volunteer experiences Special class projects Awards.

Refrain from using them! Heading, objective if included and education are first, in that order No Pronouns: Refrain from incorporating personal information like your age, gender, religion, political affiliation, marital status, ethnicity , visa status or photographs.

Remember that the purpose of your resume is to get an interview and an employer typically asks for references during or after an interview. I agree to the terms outlined. How can myCCO help me? How do I get a myCCO account? When you create your myCCO account, select the graduation year you will finish your post doc position at Purdue University. Certify my job search documents to be truthful and accurate Grant Access: Sign up for interviews with only employers with whom I'm interested in working Professional Conduct: Withdraw from interviewing process and no longer pursue positions with other employers Report Suspicious Inqueries: Accept that failure to adhere to any point in this agreement may result in the removal of my interview privileges in the Center for Career Opportunities The CCO agrees to: Assist you with your career decision-making and job search activities Access of Information: Provide access to a range of career opportunities and types of employers Non-Discrimination: Provide access and reasonable accommodations to prospective employers without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation or disability Protect Confidentiality: Exercise sound judgment and fairness in maintaining your confidentiality Student Advocacy: Cancellation and Missed Interview Policy If you must miss an interview, you are required to cancel it in advance.

Students must appear in person in Young to complete paper work before an interview can be cancelled Students are required to give three business days or 72 hours notice to cancel an interview Always investigate an alternate date with the employer before you cancel an interview It is your responsibility to speak personally with the employer representative and explain why you will not be attending the interview. Employers check-in between 8 and 8: If you miss an interview: Your myCCO account will be locked You will receive an e-mail from CCO with instructions to come to Young immediately to resolve this matter You will be required to meet with a walk-in counselor and discuss the reason you missed the business appointment to which you committed The discussion and your reason for missing the interview will determine whether or not your file will be reactivated and if you will have the opportunity to use myCCO in the future.

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Resumes & CVs. Brainstorm Experience. Transferable Skills. Not all of your experiences are likely to be included in your final version, but a running list can help you craft and tailor a resume for any opportunity. Then, break down each Purdue Center For Career Opportunities. Version Young Hall, Room , S. Grant Street.

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What is myCCO? myCCO is a portal where Purdue students and alumni can apply for internships, full-time and part-time opportunities. How can myCCO help me? Jan 14,  · Here’s are 8 resumes you can reference when creating your own resume. Feel free to come by the CCO during drop-in hours to have your resume reviewed by one of .

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